• Seven agreements up for signing at Asean meeting


    KUALA LUMPUR: Seven agreements on economic integration initiatives will be signed at the upcoming 46th Asean Economic Ministers’ (AEM) meeting, said the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

    Among the agreements, Mustafa added, was the Asean Medical Device Directive, aimed at facilitating the integration of the medical devices sector in Asean through the elimination of technical barriers to trade.

    “There will also be an agreement on Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Accountancy Services, which is a new Asean service on accountancy to replace the earlier framework agreement,” he told a media conference during the Asean Economic Community Townhall Session, here on Wednesday.

    Mustapa said the mutual accountancy services are aimed at facilitating the movement of accounting professionals jointly accredited by Asean member states, thus creating a stronger accounting profession in the region.

    The minister will be representing Malaysia at the six-day event beginning August 23 at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

    He said besides the AEM meeting, there will also be a consultation among the Asean economic ministers with their dialogue partners and private sector organizations.

    The session will include partners from Australia, Canada, China, European Union, India, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia, the United States as well as Asean-Business Advisory Council, US-Asean Business Council and Asean-EU Business Council.



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    1. Arch. Lito L. Mallonga on

      Unless they can not resolve the Problem on all the Islands being
      clamed by China, nothing can be done no matter what. The entire
      ASEAN Countries need to stand once and for all to protect its other.
      No one can solved it but within them. USA, Australia, Japan
      and UK as well Canada can not even be involved at all.

      Its the entire ASEAN Countries that will be all affected here

    2. Edgar G. Festin on

      There should also be an Asean resolution to make it the economic-political-military protectorate and virtual sub-region of the People’s Republic of China.